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    Attacks and criminalization of Indigenous Peoples defending their lands and rights

    Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

    Reports & Research
    August, 2018

    The Secretariat has the honour to present to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, prepared pursuant to Council resolution 33/12. In the report the Special Rapporteur briefly refers to the activities undertaken since the submission of her last report, provides a thematic study on attacks against and the criminalization of indigenous human rights defenders and reflects on available prevention and protection measures. She concludes with recommendations on how various stakeholders can prevent violations and improve protection.

  2. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2010

    This note is meant to serve as a quick reference for local authorities and NGOs to
    acquire an understanding of relevant land laws and the context of land-use in
    Myanmar. All land and all natural resources in Myanmar, above and below the ground,
    above and beneath the water, and in the atmosphere is ultimately owned by the Union of
    Myanmar. Although the socialist economic system was abolished in 1988, the existing Land
    Law and Directions were not changed in parallel, and thus these are still in use today in

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2017

    ...Credible information indicates that the Myanmar security forces purposely destroyed the
    property of the Rohingyas, scorched their dwellings and entire villages in northern Rakhine
    State, not only to drive the population out in droves but also to prevent the fleeing Rohingya
    victims from returning to their homes. The destruction by the Tatmadaw of houses, fields,
    food-stocks, crops, livestock and even trees, render the possibility of the Rohingya returning
    to normal lives and livelihoods in the future in northern Rakhine almost impossible. It also

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